We have a small network, a few cisco routers and switches and i have to set up a monitoring system, to efficiently manage our bandwidth...unfortunately i don't have a lot of knowledge in monitoring a network and i am asking for your help.
So, i want to set up a monitoring system with which i can see the bandwidth utilization on each interface, to see how much traffic a client makes, let's say in one month, and if a client calls and says he is not getting the bandwidth, he should, i should tell him to make a bandwidth test and i should be able to see somehow...how much traffic is he making in that moment.
I know i have to use SNMP.Can anyone please recommend good books/materials/links on snmp.As i understand it, the routers and switches would be snmp agents and me from a remote workstation i can make a snmp get to see the statistics.Can i do what what i wrote with SNMP? If not what should i use?What software solution should i use?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much for your time